Child Abuse

Browse our DVDs, articles and interviews to help you find answers on how to address  the difficult issue of child abuse in psychotherapy and counseling.

Healing Childhood Abuse and Trauma through Psychodrama (2-Video Series)
by Tian Dayton
In these extremely powerful live group sessions, master clinician and psychodramatist Tian Dayton works with group participants to confront childhood abuse, and work through trauma that they are carrying in their bodies.


Invisible Child Abuse
by Robert Firestone
Emotional child abuse is frequently overlooked in our focus on physical and sexual abuse, often invisible to those both outside and inside the family. This film is a highly valuable resource for mental health professionals, abuse survivors and their loved ones.
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The Abused Woman: A Survivor Therapy Approach
by Lenore Walker
Learn practical, hands-on skills to increase your confidence in helping the challenging population of victims and survivors of domestic violence--both in terms of immediate crisis management, and longer term, depth-oriented psychotherapy.

Part of the 8-video series: Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Disorders
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Experiential Therapy
by Augustus Y. Napier
Gus Napier demonstrates Experiential Therapy with a couple whose problems have escalated to a matter of life and death. Watch this master therapist and learn how to authentically engage couples in the here-and-now with interventions that really make a difference.

Part of the 6-video series: Couples Therapy with the Experts
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Internal Family Systems Therapy
by Richard Schwartz
Richard Schwartz demonstrates Internal Family Systems Therapy in an actual couples therapy session. Learn to help partners in a couple get to know all parts of themselves so that they can engage more fully in relationship.

Part of the 6-video series: Couples Therapy with the Experts
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The Roots of Violence
by The Glendon Association
This remarkable video offers penetrating insight into the psychological causes of violence by examining the perspectives of violent offenders, evoking possibilities for more effective prevention efforts.

Part of the 2-Video Series: The Voices of Violence
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Child Therapy Case Consultation
by Violet Oaklander
In this live consultation, you will get a tangible sense of how Violet Oaklander works with a variety of children, while gaining practical skills to bring back to your own clients immediately.
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Of Rocks and Flowers: Dealing with the Abuse of Children
by Virginia Satir
Family therapy pioneer Virginia Satir helps a family struggling with separation and abuse in this dynamic, moving session.

Part of the 5-video series: The Virginia Satir Series
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The Virginia Satir Series: 5-Video Series
by Virginia Satir
In these dynamic videos from the Virginia Satir Series, watch renowned psychotherapist Virginia Satir present her pioneering views on the essential ingredients of successful therapy to a group of students, then conduct therapy with families struggling with abuse, substance use, and parenting conflicts.


Involving Children in Child Protection Casework
by Andrew Turnell
Giving children a voice in safety planning after family violence can be tricky terrain for social workers. Andrew Turnell uses a wizard, a fairy, and three houses and gets astonishing results.

Part of the 2-video series: Child Protection Casework


Recognizing and Preventing Physical Child Abuse
by Learning Seed
Working with physically abusive parents can be difficult for the new social worker, challenging their feelings of empathy and often eliciting anger. This video offers insight into why parents use physical discipline and provides strategies for keeping children safe.


Part of the 2-video series: Child Abuse and Neglect


Recognizing and Preventing Child Neglect
by Learning Seed
Many social workers have a difficult time recognizing neglect. The effects are just not as visible as abuse. This video clearly moves students through various signs that indicate neglect and empowers them to be more confident in their work of keeping children safe.

Part of the 2-video series: Child Abuse and Neglect


Child Abuse and Neglect: 2-Video Series
by Learning Seed
Learn the signs of child abuse and neglect, as well as how to assess and treat families where it occurs, in this important 2-video set.


Through the Eyes of a Child: Reducing the Trauma of Child Removal
by Tam Communications
This straightforward teaching tool addresses the little-discussed process of removing children from their homes when they are in serious danger. It offers the essential facts and the dos and dont's of handling these very delicate situations.


Behind Closed Doors: Children Who Witness Violence
by Victoria Women's Transition House Society
This eye-opening video offers strong clinical information on how children are affected by witnessing violence, and outlines useful interventions proven to be effective in the healing process.


Child Protection Casework: 2-Video series
by Andrew Turnell
One of the more challenging jobs of a social worker is ensuring a child’s safety following in-home violence, and it's best done by including the whole family in the process. These videos take you step-by-step through the process in an accessible and straight-forward way that includes the child’s input.


Effective Safety Planning in Child Protection Casework
by Andrew Turnell
One of the more challenging jobs of a social worker is ensuring a child’s safety following in-home violence. This video takes you step-by-step through the process in an accessible and straight-forward way that includes the child’s input.

Part of the 2-video series: Child Protection Casework
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Shades of Gray: When a therapist and her client are survivors of child abuse
by Lisa Cassidy
When are we far enough down the path of our own healing that we can safely go back and help someone else along? A therapist shares the story of confronting this urgent question with a traumatized client suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder.
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Family Therapy and Resistant Parents: The Child Cannot Wait
by Leon Rosenberg
When do we shift from trying to work within the parent-child relationship to seeing the child as a separate entity needing to cope with a destructive parent?
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Emotional Flashback Management in the Treatment of Complex PTSD
by Pete Walker
Pete Walker provides a convincing argument for the recognition and proper treatment of emotional flashbacks and complex PTSD, which result from childhood neglect and emotional abuse.
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Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving
by Pete Walker
In this excerpt from his newly-released book, Pete Walker offers therapists an accessible, compassionate and refreshingly de-pathologizing framework for treating clients whose childhood abuse and neglect have created lifelong suffering and instability.
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Violet Oaklander on Gestalt Therapy with Children
The founder of Gestalt therapy with children and adolescents discusses therapeutic relationship building with kids and teens, the unique rewards of introducing expressive arts therapy techniques, and the challenges of being sufficiently directive in working with children.  
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Anita Barrows on Love, Poetry and Autism
Psychologist, poet, translator and autism specialist, Anita Barrows, PhD, shares about the pain that first led her to psychotherapy, the importance of bringing love into our work, her identity as a poet, and entering the world of autistic children.
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Bessel van der Kolk on Trauma, Development and Healing
Internationally acclaimed clinician, educator and researcher Bessel van der Kolk, shares some observations from his 40-year passion for understanding and treating people who have experienced trauma.
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